Born Name: Kira Oleksandrivna Rudyk
Date of Birthday: 14 October 1985
Place of Birth: Uzhhorod, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Political party: Voice (2019–present)
Education: National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (2008)
Faction leader: Serhii Rakhmanin
Kira Oleksandrivna Rudyk (born 14 October 1985) is a Ukrainian politician and current leader of the political party Voice and since 2019 a member of the Ukrainian parliament.
Born on 14 October 1985 in Uzhhorod, Rudyk graduated in 2008 from the Faculty of Informatics of the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy with a degree in Information Control Systems and Technologies. She worked in several IT companies in Ukraine and the United States, and went from being a tester to a top manager.
In 2005 she started her IT career as a software tester at Software MacKiev and in 2010 she moved on to leading functions at MiMedia (2010—2013, Rudyk worked in the US for 8 months) and TechTeamLabs (2013—2016).
In 2016 she became the chief operating manager of Ring Ukraine. Rudyk served as COO of Ring Ukraine, a division of Ring Inc. purchased by Amazon in 2018.
Rudyk participated in the 2019 Ukrainian parliamentary election and was elected as a deputy, contesting the election placed third on the election list of Voice. After Svyatoslav Vakarchuk stepped down as the leader of Voice on 12 March 2020, Rudyk was elected to replace him.
At the 29 July 2021 Voice party congress seven of the party MPs were expelled from the party. Five of them had already written statements to leave the party. These five were dissatisfied with, according to them, the "cementing of Kira Rudyk's control over the party."
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